noun. severe malnutrition in children resulting from a diet excessively high in carbohydrates and low in protein.
Sentences with kwashiorkor
1. Noun, singular or mass
With kwashiorkor, the child may seem healthy due to excess water accumulation in the body and will have a round, full look.
2. Verb, past participle
When a child has kwashiorkor, it means she might be getting enough total calories in her diet, but not getting enough protein 3.
The swollen belly that is a kwashiorkor symptom is common in children with the condition.
4. Verb, base form
In the United States, kwashiorkor rarely occurs in children except as the result of severe neglect and child abuse.
5. Noun, plural
Unlike other types of malnutrition, children with kwashiorkor can appear to be full or overfed because of the distended stomach.
6. Proper noun, singular
Children with kwashiorkor develop nutritional edema, which is swelling caused by fluid collecting in and around tissues, mostly affecting the legs and abdomen.